Distracted Driving

Driver Reaction Time Doubles With Texting: Study
Driver Reaction Time Doubles With Texting: Study

Most of us probably already recognize that texting while driving is a dangerous behavior. Still, many drivers continue to do so, despite safety warnings about distracted driving. New research, however, shows that texting behind the wheel doubles driver reaction time. The study, reported by Reuters...Read More»

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Study: Texting Doubles Driver Reaction Time

No sane individual would argue that texting while driving is a safe practice, but it may be even more dangerous than previously thought. Reuters reports that a new study by Texas A&M University’s Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) shows that texting can double reaction time. The TTI...Read More»

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Distracted Driving: AAA Says Drivers Don't Practice What They Preach

Over the summer, AAA conducted its fourth annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, and while the study's findings are alarming, they shouldn't surprise anyone. That's because while many of us talk the talk about distracted driving, we're terrible at walking the walk. AAA gathered data for the survey...Read More»

Project Ignition
Parenting Tips From Project Ignition Teens On Teen Driver Safety

Back in June, we covered the Project Ignition top 10 teen driver safety campaigns. Now we’ve got an important message to parents from teens of Project Ignition on the important issue of teen driver safety. It’s a little different than the usual parenting tips, in that they come from the...Read More»

1962 International Garbage Truck
Slow Down To Get Around: Campaign Urges Safety For Trash Collectors

Aside from being a dirty, tiring and often thankless job, trash collectors have one of the deadliest jobs in America. In fact, solid-waste collection employees have the fifth highest fatality rate of any occupation in the United States, due largely to impatient and distracted drivers. A newly...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano
Saab Reorganizes, Buick Prices Verano, Jaguar C-X16 Bows: Car News Headlines

Nissan might build the non-U.S. mid-size Teana sedan in Tennessee, for everyone but Americans. [TheCarConnection] Saab has filed for protection from creditors while it reorganizes. How is this different from a bankruptcy? That's what they did last time. [MotorAuthority] The 2012 Buick Verano has...Read More»

Infographic about mobile phone usage and driving (by AccuConference)
Infographic: Taking Phone Calls While Driving Is A Bad Idea

We spend a lot of time writing about the dangers of distracted driving, and like much of the media, we tend to focus on the problem of texting and driving. But in fact, statistics show that the simple act of using a mobile phone to take a call can be just as distracting -- and deadly. To...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Car
Today In Distracted Driving: Man Shoots Self In Both Legs

Whether you’re in favor of gun control or opposed to it, we can probably agree on one point: keeping a loaded and unsecured handgun in your car is a less-than-good idea. A 23-year-old Tennessee man found this out the hard way, when he shot himself though both legs with a revolver kept under...Read More»

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Two Out Of Three Drivers Think They're More Skilled Than You

For years, we’ve said that most drivers overestimate their own abilities, and now we have scientific proof to back up our theory. According to a recent study by Allstate Insurance, the majority of American drivers surveyed considered their driving knowledge, skills and safe driving habits to...Read More»

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Distracted Driving Among Young, Old Drivers Down: Study

Could it be that the message is getting through? A new study by GMAC Insurance reveals that 50 percent of all drivers--and 75 and 72 percent of the youngest and oldest drivers responding--say they’ve completely eliminated use of smartphones while driving. In the 2011 GMAC Insurance National...Read More»

2010 Honda Dog Friendly Element
Drivers Confess To Bad Dog Habits In The Car

In a nation where 78 million dogs reside in more than 46 million households, it’s no surprise Americans love their canine pets. But when it comes to packing Fido into the family car, a new survey finds that drivers admit to some pretty doggone dangerous habits behind the wheel. Who can blame...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Is It Too Easy To Acquire A Driver's License? #YouTellUs

Driving while distracted is the new media epidemic, and there's a lot of truth to the hype. But beyond texting, eating, reading, and working while driving, should some of these people even be driving? Are they receiving the proper training, or just slipping through the cracks of the system?...Read More»

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Should The Driver's License Be Tougher To Get? #YouTellUs

The road is filled with bad drivers. But is it the fault of the people behind the wheel, or is it really a lack of proper training? Getting a driver's license has become a simple affair -- too simple, we think. There's a mandatory driver-education class, some behind-the-wheel time, and some...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Family Car Advice: Tips For Safe Summer Driving

With family members clamoring for summer road trips, besides putting the itinerary together and packing for the getaway, keep in mind that how you drive on the road can make a world of difference in making sure you arrive at your destination and back safely. Here are the top tips for safe summer...Read More»

2012 Audi S5 Coupe
Hatchbacks, Porsche 928, 2012 Audi A5, Fisker Karma: Car News Headlines

Turns out Americans will buy hatchbacks. [TheCarConnection] Audi has released details regarding the 2012 A5 and S5. [MotorAuthority] Here are ten tips to manage distracted driving. [FamilyCarGuide] If you've been wanting an Aptera you'll have to keep waiting. [AllCarsElectric] A newer, smarter...Read More»

BMW's 'Don't Text and Drive' ad
Ten Tips to Manage Distracted Driving

With all the headlines and various safety campaigns about distracted driving, it’s easy to glaze over and think that this behavior is something someone else does, not you. The truth, however, is that nearly every driver engages in distracted driving at some point. The National Highway Traffic...Read More»

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Ford Is First To Support Cell Phone Ban. Will Sync Sales Soar?

Yesterday, Ford announced its support of a federal law banning the use of handheld cell phones by drivers. It's the first automaker to do so, and as a result, it's received praise from advocacy groups. But the clever move also offers Ford some advantages in showrooms, too. Background The "Safe...Read More»

2011 Audi A8 L
Distracted Driving, Audi U.S. Production Plans, Aston Martin IPO: Car News Headlines

A new study finds most drivers are distracted up to 50 percent of the time. [TheCarConnection] Audi plans to build cars in the U.S. for the first time ever. [MotorAuthority] British cab drivers are competing on social media for best gas mileage. [GreenCarReports] Which crossover: 2011 Dodge Durango...Read More»

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Police Enforcement Reduces Distracted Driving

Some sobering news: most drivers are distracted up to 50 percent of their time behind the wheel. More than 33 percent regularly use a mobile phone behind the wheel and over 12 percent admit to texting while driving. The net result is that up to 30 percent of accidents are caused by distracted...Read More»

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